Episode 30. Miriam Lilly paid off $24,000 in debt in 10 months, which made her next goal possible. Now she’s set to take a year off and adventure, traveling through all 50 US States in the year between her 29th and 30th birthdays.
“There are so many opportunities, even right here at my front door. …
If the next opportunity isn’t showing up to me, then I’m gonna go after it.”
0:00 ~ Start
4:45 ~ getting out of debt
9:10 ~ 50 States by 30 years old
16:03 ~ “it’s all about choices”
20:09 ~ fears and concerns
24:40 ~ What do you want to get out of this trip?
Episode 28. Alaina and Peyton are working on a school project about suicide awareness, a subject which, in Alaina’s words, “a lot of people don’t like to talk about because it’s a harsh topic. So we figured, why not us?” Listen in as they talk about their project, what it means to them and why they care so much.
“How much can a school do to prevent cancer? But there’s still support and awareness about it. You can’t prevent it. You can’t prevent cancer. You can’t prevent somebody from committing suicide. But you can raise awareness.”
0:00 ~ we never hear about it
11:05 ~ What should the school do?
13:25 ~ “those who suffer”
16:15 ~ the deep effects of suicide
22:10 ~ Can it be prevented?
27:00 ~ spreading awareness
Episode 27. If you get a DUI in Virginia, you have to go through the Alcohol Safety Awareness Program before you can get your license back. Jaime talks about the program, how it works and what about her job makes “every day worth doing what you do”.
“You’re never cured. It’s just like a person that has cancer is never cured… The difference is that people feel sorry for somebody who has cancer, but you don’t feel sorry for somebody that has an alcohol or drug problem.”
0:00 ~ ASAP
5:50 ~ What is the Program?
9:55 ~ the clients/individualized intervention
13:55 ~ case managers
19:00 ~ a really big responsibility
27:00 ~ Why do this job?
Episode 26. Debbie and I talk about the startlingly high number of children who are killed or injured by furniture tipping over on them. Debbie shares her personal story of loss, and talks about the organization she and her husband founded to prevent other people from losing the children they love.
“It just didn’t feel right to live with that knowledge and let other parents who don’t know the dangers just go about their life, and just hope that they’re not the next ones.”
0:00 ~ Safe and Sound with Amaya
4:00 ~ an accident waiting to happen
9:55 ~ we don’t see the danger
14:35 ~ tipping is totally preventable
19:10 ~ hot pink pinkies
24:10 ~ a difficult thing to live with
28:15 ~ Why not protect your kids?